potato focaccia with olives and cherry tomatoes
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Potato Focaccia with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes
Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Bread

This potato focaccia with olives and cherry tomatoes is flavorful and delicious. A mashed potato added to the dough makes it super soft.

  • For the dough:
  • 1 medium potato (70 grams / 2.5 ounces)
  • 3 grams (1 teaspoon) dry yeast
  • 225 ml (1 cup minus 1 tablespoon) water lukewarm (use the potato water)
  • 175 grams (1½ cup minus ½ tablespoon) all-purpose flour
  • 175 grams (1¼ cup) durum wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + extra for greasing the pan and bowl
  • 8 grams (1 teaspoon) salt
  • Toppings:
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • black olives
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the potato and cook it until tender.
  2. Remove the potato from the water (don't throw away the water), and mash it with a fork or with a potato ricer. Set aside.
  3. As soon as the potato water has cooled, add the yeast and stir to combine. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes so the yeast activates and the mixture becomes frothy.
  4. Put the flours in the bowl of your stand mixer, add the water/yeast, the potato, and start mixing.
  5. When the water is absorbed add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and salt. Knead until you obtain a soft dough, a little bit sticky.
  6. Make a ball, put it in a bowl oiled with olive oil
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  8. and cover with plastic wrap. Leave it to rise in a warm place for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.
  9. When the dough is ready, place it in an oiled pan (30 cm / 12 inches) and gently stretch it out to the edges of the pan.
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  11. Cover it with clingfilm and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  12. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220 degrees C (428 degrees F)
  13. Place the halved cherry tomatoes and olives on the dough, pushing them down, sprinkle with oregano, salt, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
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  15. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  16. Slice the potato focaccia with olives and cherry tomatoes and serve.
  17. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (128 g) — Calories: 205, Fat: 8.1g, Saturated Fat: 1.2g, Sodium: 361mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 3.4g, Sugar: 1.4g, Protein: 4.7g

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